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A preliminary assessment of the effects of migration on the production structure in Europe: A labor task approach
Joxhe, Majlinda mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
De Arcangelis, Giuseppe []
Borelli, Stefania []
Economics Bulletin
Economics Bulletin
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United States
[en] International Migration ; ONET ; Labor Tasks ; Rybczynski Effect
[en] We assess the e ffect of migration on the production structure in a selection of European
countries for the pre-Great Recession period 2001-2009. We propose a labor-task approach
where the inflow of migrants raises the relative supply of manual-physical (or simple) tasks and
therefore favors simple-task intensive sectors. We use the US O*NET database in conjunction
with European labor data to calculate the index of simple-task intensity at the industry and
country level. The analysis confi rms that a rise in employment migration rates has a generalized
positive impact, but that value-added increases signi ficantly more in sectors that use more
intensively simple tasks. A traditional shift-share instrument is used to overcome possible
endogeneity problems.
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